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Bug 78441

Summary: boot loader hangs for certain Toshiba models with buggy bioses (int 13) problem
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Stephen Mah <steve.mah>
Component: syslinuxAssignee: Peter Jones <pjones>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Description Stephen Mah 2002-11-22 22:20:57 UTC
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Description of problem:
The Psyche boot CD is based on syslinux/isolinux 1.75. I have found that it 
freezes for about a minute on the ISOLINUX 1.75 screen, than installs without a 
problem. This message appears: Failed to get sector size. I have rebuild a 
custom CD with the version 2.0 isolinux.bin file. This problem seems to be 
fixed for the Toshiba 8100 and 8200 models.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Psyche CD one
2. see message one screen
3. install normally.

Actual Results:  Installs fine, after 1 minute lag

Expected Results:  no lag, it should boot immediately

Additional info:

Redhat should consider using version 2.00 of syslinux/isolinux to create the 
iso files.

Comment 1 Stephen Mah 2002-11-22 22:23:27 UTC
Forgot to mention, the problem only affects certain models from Toshiba. 
Confirmed on Tecra 8100 and 8200. Problem does not appear to be an issue with 
other vendors.

Comment 2 Peter Jones 2005-04-19 18:30:41 UTC
This is really something that needs to be fixed or worked around in the upstream
sources, or more likely fixed with a new firmware on your laptop.